Tag Archives: childhood

  1. Karma – A Childhood Lesson

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    Tuesday 28 February, 2017 by Uncle Spike

    This is a true tale that happened within the last hour. It is perhaps small and maybe insignificant to some, …
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  2. Throwback Thursday: Boobies On My Wall

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    Thursday 07 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    For Throwback Thursday this week, here’s a post from March 2014. I guess this is one of my defining moments or …
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  3. Not all days start with a smile

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    Thursday 03 March, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Here’s a lovely bright springtime picture from here on the farm. Unfortunately my day wasn’t quite the same. Talk about …
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  4. Mischievous Kid (first post – revisited)

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    Tuesday 16 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    To commemorate the 500,000, here’s a look at my very first post 🙂 In the early 1970′s, we were whisked …
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  5. Maya once more…

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    Sunday 07 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Playing in the snow in the Anatolian Plateau is fun. Like any kid, Maya, an eight-year old Turkish pianist I met, …
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  6. Double-Bubble

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    Thursday 04 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant (II)

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    Saturday 30 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second Weekly Photo Challenge attempt is a kid in a vibrant coloured tube slide. Hope you enjoy this entry. …
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  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic (II)

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    Saturday 23 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    My second go at the Weekly Photo Challenge on the theme of Optimistic is from that day when your kid first …
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  9. Maya’s back….

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    Sunday 03 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Young Maya, the cheeky little eight year old pianist I met from Türkiye is progressing pretty well, tinkling the ivories …
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  10. Star Wars VII – Our Trip (no spoilers)

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    Saturday 19 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    So we did it… Late Thursday we made the trek to the big city (ish) to lay rest to the …
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  11. Nerd time here at last…

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    Wednesday 16 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Sorry to all those expecting to see scenic shots of mountains, some global travels, farming life, flowers or even Turkish …
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  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Oops! (IV)

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    Monday 14 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My fourth Weekly Photo Challenge take on Oops! was from the day I was trying to get a decent pose …
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  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Victory (IV)

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    Thursday 19 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s final entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge shows the ‘victory’ that is finding happiness in children who have …
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  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Victory (II)

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    Monday 16 November, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    I’ve not felt very in tune with the theme ‘victory’ with all that is going on; it seems somewhat inappropriate. So, today …
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  15. As fast as I put them in….

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    Thursday 08 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  16. Back when the monster was small…

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    Thursday 01 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This was a few years ago now When the kiddo was light enough to hold! Taken on the roof – …
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  17. Maya plays again

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    Sunday 16 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The last couple of posts about Maya, the talented young 8-year old Turkish pianist I came across seemed popular; not …
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  18. Maya is back…

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    Sunday 02 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Following my introduction of young Maya a couple of weeks ago, I heard that this hard working little 8-year old was …
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  19. Introducing Maya

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    Sunday 19 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This is a breakaway post by Uncle Spike to introduce a spot of culture or a moment of Sunday serenity. …
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  20. The wall – An iconic memory

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    Friday 10 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Often I blog about my rebellious past. Most of us have one, and at times I’m happy to report that this …
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  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Muse (IV)

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    Monday 29 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a look back at a favourite muse …
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  22. But I didn’t…

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    Thursday 04 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    When I was a lad, a youngster, a tearaway, I would seek out mischief wherever and whenever I could. It’s …
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  23. “Knowledge does not equal understanding”

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    Thursday 28 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    “Knowledge does not equal understanding” For those who reckon education is the answer, think again. Now that’s a very brave …
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  24. Rebellious age

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    Friday 01 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    To say I went through a rebellious stage during my seven years of teenhood would be putting it mildy. However, …
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  25. East Africa: The Kids

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    Saturday 18 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Travelling is, or was for a long time to me anyway, a way of life, and then became one of …
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  26. Life in Türkiye

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    Sunday 29 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Western influences continue to transform Türkiye; now whilst some are for the better, that does not account for everything of …
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  27. Happy Pi Day

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    Saturday 14 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Having a short nerd in the house is comical at times. Earlier this week he drew the symbol for infinity …
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  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reward (IV)

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    Monday 02 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the reward a child gets from saving …
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  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Reward (I)

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    Friday 27 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is the smile on a street entertainer’s face on Children’s Day (23rd …
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  30. Gone Walkies…

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    Saturday 14 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    I mentioned recently I was enjoying a bit walking…. Well, I started young, and learned from the best. By the …
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  31. Sharing Quality Time

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    Sunday 01 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    I saw this scene a while back and took a sneaky photograph. It just looked like one of those images …
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  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: New (II)

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    Saturday 03 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is an even earlier clip of Cousin Spike Jnr than the first post – probably …
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  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: New (I)

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    Friday 02 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is an early picture of our lad when he was all ‘new’… …
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  34. REBLOG: My new bike !!

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    Saturday 06 December, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on Cousin Spike Jnr:
    Mummy and Daddy bought me my first real new bike. I learned to ride on my…

  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Achievement (IV)

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    Monday 17 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge takes me back to the early …
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  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Achievement (II)

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    Saturday 15 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken this morning, and is of our son, a …
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  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art (IV)

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    Monday 27 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a freehand drawing by our son, Cousin …
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  38. Wordless Wednesday ~ Kid Transportation

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    Wednesday 22 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs (I)

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    Friday 03 October, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is from the wall outside a kindergarten on the Greek island of …
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  40. Pint-sized Rebel #6

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    Thursday 25 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Cousin Spike Jnr off to school full-time from age 2½…. .

  41. Pint-sized Rebel #5

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    Tuesday 23 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Cousin Spike Jnr ‘escaping’… but didn’t spot there wasn’t a fence 🙂 .

  42. Pint-sized Rebel #4

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    Saturday 20 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Cousin Spike Jnr building his first weapon I suspect…. .

  43. New School Year – yay!

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    Thursday 18 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    After the mammoth 92 day summer break, the small people have migrated back to their schools to a) learn stuff, …
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  44. Pint-sized Rebel #3

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    Thursday 18 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Cousin Spike Jnr being a ‘boy’, and making a splash…. .

  45. Pint-sized Rebel #2

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    Monday 15 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Cousin Spike Jnr attempting to take off on dad’s other wheels…. .

  46. Pint-sized Rebel #1

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    Saturday 13 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Cousin Spike Jnr attempting to take off on dad’s wheels…. .

  47. Make ’em work… (part two)

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    Tuesday 09 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    When young Cousin Spike Jnr was, err, much younger, he was often found outside helping the old man with chores …
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  48. Make ’em work… (part one)

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    Sunday 31 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Apart from the help young Cousin Spike Jnr was on the farming side of life, we also made sure he …
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  49. Summer Skool Wiv Dad #6

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    Thursday 28 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    The last in the series about how we have tried to fill up young Cousin Spike Jnr‘s 92 days off …
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  50. Summer Skool Wiv Dad #5

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    Monday 25 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Many of you will know of young Cousin Spike Jnr‘s exploits in the mathematics department and his love for all things …
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